The Lure of the Mine
The exhibition grew out of a collaboration between the EMS Museum & Art Gallery and the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State. The exhibit mirrored the theme of the oratorio, Anthracite Fields, composed by Julia Wolfe.
Ocean Acidification and Its Effect on Marine Life
The exhibit was a product of a graduate student seminar taught by museum staff in Fall 2015. The students designed the project, composed a story line, identified objects and images to illustrate their story, and installed the exhibit in the museum at the end
of the Spring 2016 semester.
Iron and Coal, Petroleum and Steel: Industrial Art from the Steidle Collection
The James A. Michener Museum of Art, an internationally recognized art museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, hosted an exhibition of 54 paintings from the EMS Museum’s Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art.
Antarctic Coal, Rocks & Minerals: Specimens from the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
Specimens collected by expedition scientists Stuart Paine and Olin Stancliff and presented to the EMS Museum by Paine in 1935. The exhibit was designed to make connections between last century’s Antarctic discoveries with this century’s Penn State’s Ice and Climate Exploration program in Antarctica and other polar locations.
Wonders of Work and Labour: From the Steidle Collection of American Industrial Art
Grohman Museum, Milwuakee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin exhibited 44 paintings from the Steidle Collection depicting workers engaged in various extractive industries in Pennsylvania.
Beyond the Edge of the Sea
A travelling exhibit from the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William and Mary. The exhibit featured water colors and drawings of deep sea creatures and ocean vents created while the artist, Karen Jacobsen, was working in a deep-sea submersible and collaborating with submersible pilot and marine biologist Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover.